By Tom Brennan
Sixers owner Josh Harris’ co-founder at Apollo Global Management is being squeezed in the investigation into convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The New York Times is reporting that officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands want billionaire investor Leon Black to hand over information about his decades-long business ties to Epstein.
The territory’s attorney general, Denise N. George, informed a local court on Thursday that she would issue civil subpoenas to Black, a founder of the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and several entities connected to him, the chief clerk of the court said.
The subpoenas, copies of which were filed with the court, seek financial statements and tax returns for a number of entities, including Black Family Partners and Elysium Management, which oversee some of Black’s $9 billion fortune. Subpoenas will also go to Apollo and entities that help manage Mr. Black’s extensive art collection.
Black has said Epstein provided him with advice on tax strategy, estate planning and philanthropy, but has provided no details.
Josh Harris is not named in any of the subpoenas.